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Men Can Stop Rape, an organization that challenges the roles of traditional masculinity and seeks alternatives for male strength has responded to the gang rape of the 11-year-old girl in Texas just last month.  In hopes of ending sexual violence and promoting gender equality, MCSR works with young men in order to positively encourage and reinforce healthy relationships with women (and girls). And in simpler terms: these are men seeking to change the way men ... Read More
Today a very special box of books came into our office. We’ve been waiting very patiently for Tina Fey’s new book, Bossypants, and man are we stoked and honored to be mentioned on its pages! I plan on reading the entire book immediately but so far, I’ve laughed out loud a few times at the random pages I’ve perused. A long time ago (2004), before Tina was the media mogul she is now, we put her on our cover, and we’ve always remembered ... Read More
At this point, it’s pretty common knowledge that the average woman only earns 77 cents to their male counterpart's dollar. Translated to a whopping $10,622 less a year, and the gap is even more substantial when both gender and race are factored in together. Introduced in January of 2009, the Paycheck Fairness Act was passed in the House on January 9, 2009, but was unfortunately defeated in the Senate, 58-41, on November 17, 2010.  So let's try this ... Read More

Susie Sexpert!

BY jodi sh doff in Feminizzle |

Okay, so nobody's called her Susie Sexpert in a long time, but it's not a name she's outgrown, exactly. Susie Bright was at the forefront of sex positive activism, and the co-founder of On Our Backs. You know her from the Best American Erotica series, or from the Herotica series. Maybe you know her from the Audible show, In Bed with Susie Bright.  But you know her and she's influenced your life and the world you've grown up in whether you know it or ... Read More
"The recipe that will make him propose!" I saw the recipe for “Engagement Chicken” in a 2004 issue of Glamour Magazine. I was 17, and the article stayed with me, perhaps because I was young enough that it made an impact. There was something both sickening yet hilarious about a lemon roasted herb chicken that would make him get down on one knee. If Glamour had to make an analogy for the recipe, it would probably read like this—Poultry: Lifelong ... Read More
Multi-media artist, Pierre Bennu, has released the second piece in a three-series installment of commercials for a hypothetical  "Black Moses Barbie" toy. The commercials are an extremely clever and funny tribute to the legacy of Harriet Tubman and offer incisive and witty commentary on sexism and racism - then & now. The videos not only celebrate Tubman's legacy and offer alternative ways to remember and celebrate black and American history, but Black ... Read More
Thinking about getting involved with a sports star? Author’s and former partners of famous athletes, Sherrie Daly and Rosa Blasi, want you to read their books before dating a sports player. The books “Teed Off” and “Jock Itch” are meant to serve as a cautionary tale for women looking for this type of man. Rosa Blasi considered herself “addicted” to athletes and has been “athlete sober” for close to 3 years ... Read More
 Last night I discovered “The Women of Playboy”, a tumblr devoted to models featured in the magazine from the late fifties up to the nineties. I couldn’t stop looking at the playmates—I was up until 2am. What kept me up weren’t just the naked ladies, but the fact that the women looked real. All the girls were natural; none had breast implants or zero pubic hair. They looked like us. What really kept me up was the monster change ... Read More
On Saturday morning, a woman named Eman al-Obeidy broke into the Libyan hotel reserved for members of the press  to tell journalists that she had been raped by members of Quaddafi’s militia. The journalists rushed to al-Obeidy, trying to interview, photograph, and eventually protect her. The scene quickly turned into a mini-war with al-Obeidy at the center. The waiters of the hotel, who are actually part of Quaddafi’s security, grabbed knives from ... Read More
The second annual Heels on Wheels Roadshow kicks off this April in Pittsburg. The show features six amazing multi-media performance artists from the femme-side of the gender spectrum highlighting gender injustice, story telling, and community building. The show is co-produced by Damien Luxe, a Brooklyn-based queer performance artist who recently got herself an MFA in DIY (or, a DIY MFA), and Heather Acs, a New York City Teaching Artist and theater ... Read More